Social Worker Uk Work Permit Sponsorship Available

February 13, 2024
£35.7 - £41.2 / year

Job Description




East Sussex is an excellent place to live and work, with rolling hills and green walks in the countryside, as well as little coastal towns that have recently experienced a rebirth. We are searching for eight talented Social Workers to join our Adult Social Care Operations Teams.We have options to work with the following teams:

  • Conquest Hospital Discharge and Community Team.
  • Hospital Community Team


The Social Worker positions are listed below:

  • 2 at Conquest Hospital.
  • 4 on the Hospital Community Team.
  • 2 on the Out of County Hospital Team.


We have great partnerships with local partners and hospital trusts. We work together to help people safely discharge from hospitals and return to their homes in the community. We advocate for the home first model and the discharge to assess strategy, believing that with the proper amount of care, clients may keep their independence and stay at home as safely as possible. We collaborate closely with our reablement teams and inpatient rehabilitation providers to maximise client independence while also instilling confidence and achieving excellent outcomes.Where appropriate, we collaborate with our local Integrated Commissioning Boards (ICBs) to ensure that the people we serve have access to continuing care funds.

This function requires extensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005), Mental Health Act (1983), Equality legislation, and Deprivation of Liberty safeguards. You must be able to use this legislation in your daily practice. You will also be required to carry out the County’s section (42) safeguarding duties in order to protect and minimise risks to the clients we serve. You will be asked to assess clients in accordance with our other legislative requirements, such as section (9) assessment under the Care Act (2014), employing a strength-based, outcome-focused approach. Experience in court of protection work would be advantageous in this post, however training is provided to successful candidates.

In exchange for your exceptional skills and expertise, East Sussex County Council provides extensive training and career development; you will be supported by monthly individual supervision, allowing you to develop your continuous professional development (CPD) by monitoring your work against the Professional Capability Framework and Knowledge and Skills Statement aligned with your level of experience. You will have the chance to participate in monthly reflective supervision with your peers, which will count towards your registration requirements.


You must be a registered social worker with Social Work England and hold a social work qualification, such as a C.Q.S.W., DipSW, a Degree, or a Master’s in social work. Social workers with Assessed and Support Year Employment credentials are encouraged to apply.

There are numerous benefits to working for East Sussex and being a part of our service, including:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Generous pension plan
  • Hybrid working entails spending one or two days in an office and the rest of the week working remotely.
  • Access to our training programme, which may include financial assistance for you to work towards becoming a Best Interest Assessor and/or an Approved Mental Health Professional.
  • The annual registration fee with Social Worker England will be repaid.
  • You will be eligible to apply for our lease car scheme provided you meet the qualifying conditions.
  • Five training and development days each year to support your ongoing professional development.
  • You will have protected time to research models, theories, and caselaw.
  • Access to our thorough training programme, which has a strong emphasis on wellbeing and wellness.

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, unless you request an in-person interview. This will involve an interview panel. Interview dates are to be confirmed.


To have an informal chat about this opportunity, contact:


  • Contact Diane Lucas, Practice Manager at Eastbourne Hospital, on 0300 131 5800.
  • Contact Helen McAteer, Practice Manager, on 01273 482777.
  • Hannah Woolston- Operations Manager, 01273 482777


We are looking forward to receiving your cover letter and CV for this post. Could you please include your preferred location?To apply for this position, select the ‘Apply Now’ option above. Include relevant professional experience, education, and personal interests in your CV and covering letter to demonstrate how you fulfil the person specification criteria.

We provide a variety of benefits to assist and support you throughout your job. For more information, see our benefits page.


Additional Information

This position requires an enhanced DBS check or Regulated Activity check with the Disclosure & Barring Services (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information on this process, see…. If you have lived or worked abroad, please provide us with evidence of an overseas police check.

If you are applying for a part-time or term-time position, your starting salary will be pro rata.

Work Permits: We may be able to get a Work Permit for this position, but this is contingent on meeting the conditions of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to constraints, we cannot guarantee that persons who match the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be granted approval to obtain work permits.

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK, please notify the hiring manager in your application so that we can determine your eligibility for sponsorship for the post.

If you require any reasonable accommodations due to a handicap in order to fully engage in the process, please contact the hiring manager using the information provided above.

Reasonable modifications include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please contact us.

Equal opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of colour, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age. All applications are evaluated based on merit.